The Reified Text Resource and the Quest to Network the Medieval Scholastic Corpus


Jeffrey C. Witt (Loyola University Maryland) | @jeffreycwitt


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 23, 2019

Slide Deck: http://jeffreycwitt.com/slides/2019-11-23-penn-reified-text

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### Problem Space
### Tracing the Generative History

1. Observation and Reporting

2. Creation of Self-Reporting Data

Types of Data in Library Catalogues
### Types of Data in Text Editions

Some Problems with the Observation and Reporting Method

1. Needless Redundancy

2. Lack of Transparency

### The Power of Self-Reporting Data #### Reifying Data into Curatable Resources
### Making use of the data we are already creating
### On-Demand Citations
### On-Demand Text Comparisons
### On-Demand Image Comparison
### Reusing scholarly data in library catalogues
### Hierarchy of Sources and Influence
### Example
### Client Applications and Networked Connections
### Conclusion #### Where we stand with Peter of Spain